IUOE Local 501 Joint Apprenticeship Training Center
The Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (J.A.T.C.) is comprised of an equal number of representatives from the Union and the Contributing Employers, a consultant from the State of California Department of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS), an advisor from the Community College District, and a Training Director employed by the J.A.T.C. The J.A.T.C. is responsible for providing apprentices the best possible on-the-job training available, that you attend school regularly, and that you progress satisfactorily through the program. The courses are accredited with Los Angeles Trade Technical College as our Local Educational Agency (LEA), and certified through the State of California's Department of Apprenticeship Standards.
Apprentice News: Course Management System (CMS) Online
Just as the computer has become integrated with our daily jobs, it is being integrated with your apprenticeship courses. We have launched and are testing a Course Management System (CMS) with some of our apprentices before it becomes part of all of your classes. Some classes might use it to check grades and the schedule, others may require you to turn in assignments, take tests, or even attend classes online. We welcome feedback and would like to use this system to improve your journey through the apprenticeship.
Apprentice Daily Record.
This is the monthly record of an apprentice's On the Job Training (OJT) hours. It is required the each apprentice and chief completes this form and turns it in by the 15th of the following month.
Apprentice Code of Conduct
Always be on time for work. Keep your vehicle in good mechanical condition so you will be able to drive long distance, if required.
You should be properly dressed and neatly groomed. You have been told and realize that you must conform to your employer's requirements in dress and hair codes.
You are expected to have the proper work clothes, shoes, etc.
You are expected to furnish a minimum amount of hand tools.
You do not have a choice of jobs or the location of jobs. You may be required to report to or transfer from any employers as directed by the Apprenticeship Coordinator.
You understand and realize that due to the type of work or industry in which you may be placed, that you may not receive some facets of our trade in "On-The-Job-Training," such as boiler experience in the cold storage industry or air conditioning in the bakery industry. This will not affect completion of your Apprenticeship.
The Joint Apprenticeship Committee has no way of guaranteeing that you have classes and schooling pertaining to all phases of the Operating and Maintenance Engineer's Training program.
You will be issued an "Apprentice Daily Record" book and given instructions on completing the sheets, which must be done daily. At the end of the month you must mail or bring the completed and signed "Apprentice Daily Record" to the offices of the J.A.T.C. The "Apprentice Daily Records" are due on or before 15th of the following month for hours worked on the previous month.
Anytime you are injured or disabled, please contact the Apprentice office.
If you are assigned an unfamiliar job, admit that the process is new to you and tell your supervisor you will do your best.
YOU ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND EVERY CLASS.
NARCOTICS OR ALCOHOL AND OPERATING ENGINEERS DO NOT MIX. TOO MANY OF THE JOBS YOU PERFORM REQUIRE A CLEAR HEAD AND GOOD JUDGEMENT. IF YOU USE UNPRESCRIBED NARCOTICS, SEEK EAP ASSISTANCE.
NEVER QUIT A JOB, or refuse a work assignment (EXCEPTIONS - SAFETY ISSUES). If you have a problem, do the job assigned to you as directed, and immediately contact your Training Director.
Remember you are from a select group, therefore dress, act, and speak in a respectable manner in the classroom, at Union meetings, and at work.
Apprenticeship Exam Information: TABE
Our exam is based on the TABE level A
Here is a Sample Apprenticeship Exam.
New Apprentice Information
New Apprentice Info Form
LATTC Application for Admission
LATTC Authorization to Release Info
Local 501 Apprenticeship
Local 501 Apprenticeship Standards
Apprenticeship Curriculum Course Description
Apprenticeship A Short History
News: Apprenticeship Graduation
Congratulations to all of our apprentices who completed our program in 2014 and 2015. These apprentices worked full time jobs in the Stationary Engineering field while going through our four-year accredited educational program. It is no surprise that many of our graduates become leaders in our industry. We have pictures of some of our graduates posted here.